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Colinc1968
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Wed Oct 08, 2014 12:09 am

Hi
I had a cb as a kid it was a fidelity 3000 homebase and loved it im thinking about getting one again but was told no one is on fm anymore u need am? Is this correct

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Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:18 pm

No not atall. The general understanding is that the majority of cb users in the uk use 27mhz FM, from tipper drivers to tractor divers and car drivers to dx'ers alike its FM. Only the extreme dx'ers sway onto midbands and AM. You only have to look at the cbs for sale on this site. Stewart.

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Thu Oct 09, 2014 1:07 am

That's what I thought as ive been looking about and noticed all are fm...next question is do many people use them?

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Thu Oct 09, 2014 7:49 am

how many people use them is open to debate as a lot listen in but don't press the Mic wagon driver tend to stay on the company channels as do taxi and tractor drivers so you just have to keep sweeping the channels to find them


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Thu Oct 09, 2014 7:51 pm

I live in Southampton so should be good as lots of truckers about this way

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Thu Oct 09, 2014 11:02 pm

Im a tractor tractor myself in the north east of Scotland and work for a contractor with a small fleet of tractors and we work CBS for communication, channel 9. There's lots of tipper truck company's around here and they all work CBS too, some have there own channel and ul find some on 19 if they work two way radios too. Just driving down the road I still find that 8 out 10 truck drivers still have cb aerials and do you em! There's many farmers, off roaders, plant hire men, there's even a taxi firm here use em so still plenty of users about if u know where to look! There's still lots of die hard dx'ers and then there's like me a contractor that use em as two way radios but with the bonus of speaking to all your pals around the countryside on different channels as we're working! Great fun....so have fun! Stewart.

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Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:06 pm

I'm new an just bought a cb etc in Portsmouth

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SARman
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Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:57 pm

FM has dropped off a cliff here in central Englandshire. AM has picked upstairs bit, and FM mid has moderate activity from foreign truckers.

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Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:06 am

most new sets have am/fm built in as standard

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Sat May 07, 2016 9:12 pm

hi im also new to the cb scene just recently bought a midland alan 78 multi band and a mini car antenna but cant seem to pick any thing up at all the cb seems cto be on pl in the the right hand top corner ihas this got anything to do with it not working correctly many thanks in advance :D

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Tue May 10, 2016 11:27 am

IT should display uk on the readout to be on the right bank of 40 channels



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